Originally posted by SIREN30
Do not expect anything like the movies. The closest movie to the book is the made for tv one w/ Richard Chamberlain from the seventies. But still, it doesnt touch some of the very central elements of the story. The Jim Caviezel version of the movie is good on it's own but as an adaptation, it's a travesty. Huge liberties were taken with the story.
But the book is one of the best I've ever read.
Haven't seen the Richard Chamberlain one (I don't think). Nor have I read the book. But the four part made for French TV adaptation starring Gerard Depardieu is reportedly by far the most faithful adaptation. Having not read the book I can't comment. But it is excellent.